The International Temples Project
A Beautiful Gift to Future Generations
Geshe Kelsang’s compassionate intention is embodied in the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit.
The ITP fosters the international development of a wide range of contemporary Buddhist institutions. These presently include Temples for World Peace, Kadampa Meditation Centres (KMCs), International Retreat Centres (IRCs), Kadampa Buddhist Centres (KBCs) Hotel Kadampas, World Peace Cafes, the International Schools Project, and Tharpa Publications. All these institutions provide a public service that exemplifies the Buddhist faith.
Each year, for example, tens of thousands of people visit the Temples, KMCs, KBCs and IRCs. Some attend courses and retreats to learn how to develop inner peace through meditation, while others go to view the holy objects and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. But whatever their reason for visiting, Geshe Kelsang has said that anyone who sees a Temple or the holy objects within will receive a special blessing that sows a seed of future peace and happiness in their mind.
“Whenever anyone, Buddhist or not, sees a Temple or an image of Buddha they receive blessings.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
For more information about the International Temples Project, including ways you can help, visit kadampatemples.org.
Kadampa Meditation Center Madison
Year at a Glance
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays July 3-31 12:00-12:30 PM
New! Sunday Morning Series: The Confidence to Change | Sundays July 7-38 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays July 7-21 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class July 28)
Mantra Rolling Workshop | Saturday, July 22 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays August 1-30 12:00-12:30 PM
Free Sunday Morning Class and Fall Open House | Sunday, August 18 10:00-11:30 AM
New! Sunday Morning Series: The Confidence to Change | Sundays August 18 and 25 (No Class August 4 or 11) 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays August 18 and 25 (No Class August 4 or 11) 10:00-11:30 AM
KMC Madison Fall Fair and Yard Sale | Saturday, August 31 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Starting in 2019
Classes in Milwaukee | New! Series starts September 9, 2019 - Sign up for details and updates!
Fall International Festival at International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, USA | September 27-October 3